Sri Lanka vs Namibia Match Prediction: Sri Lanka, champions of the 2014 Men’s Twenty20 World Cup, will open the 2022 tournament on Sunday, March 3, against Namibia in Geelong (October 16). For the second year running, Sri Lanka will begin their campaign with a game in the qualifications.
Sri Lanka is playing in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifiers for the second year in a row. In the first game of the 2022 T20 World Cup, the team that won the tournament in 2014 will play against a small team called Namibia. Last year, Namibia surprised everyone by beating Ireland and the Netherlands in the qualifiers and making it to the Super 12s.
Team Sri Lanka’s first qualifier round match was against Namibia
In the last tournament, Sri Lanka’s first qualifier round match was against Namibia, and they easily beat them to get their campaign off to a great start. They hope to do the same thing this time around. Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup T20 last month by beating teams like Pakistan (twice), India, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. They will be full of confidence going into this tournament because they beat teams like Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka is the favorite to win this game because they have players like Wanindu Hasranga, Dasun Shanaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, and Dushmantha Chameers. However, they can’t take the African team for granted because they have players like David Wiese, Jonathan Smit, and Ruben Trumpelmann who can cause trouble and make life hard for Sri Lanka at Simonds Stadium in Geelong.
Dream11 team for the T20 World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Namibia
Kusal Mendis (vc), Pathum Nissanka, Jonathan Smit, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, David Wiese, Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Jan Frylinck, Dushmantha Chameera, Bernard Scholtz, Maheesh Theekshana, Ruben Trumpelmann.
Sri Lanka’s likely playing XI
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Danusha Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka.
Namibia’s likely playing XI
Gerhard Erasmus(C), Divan la Cock, Jonathan Smit, David Wiese, Michael van Lingen, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Zane Green, Jan Frylinck, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo.
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka.
Stephan Baard, David Wiese, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Pikky Ya France, Zane Green(w), Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni Lungameni, Ben Shikongo, Michael van Lingen, Lohandre Louwrens, Karl Birkenstock, Divan la Cock.